Remote Monitoring and Diagnosis of Warfighters at Risk for PTSD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0157
Award Id:
96878
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H18-3150
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H18
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
896 W Minneola Ave, Suite 57, Clermont, FL, 34711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626372622
Principal Investigator:
Ezra Sidran
Senior Scientist
(407) 373-9281
d.ezra.sidran@a2-t2.com
Business Contact:
Liz Alessi
CEO
(407) 310-3440
lalessi@a2-t2.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The aims and opportunities of our Virtual-Reality-Assessment-Modules(VRAM) for Remote Monitoring and Diagnosis of Warfighters at Risk for PTSD are based upon A2-T2's existing remote technologies already developed for OSD and commercial customers. Specifically, this project provides an ideal opportunity to extend our remote enabled TBI screening assessment and rehabilitation technologies along with entirely new classes of advanced video teleconferencing technologies we are developing under commercial contracts into the PTSD domain. Our extensions and evolutions into the PTSD domains will exploit our easy-to-understand, ease-to-use monitoring, screening, and diagnostic interfaces customized for medical staff uses for assessments of return-to-duty status, affective computing (artificial intelligence dynamic adjustment of task difficulty to the type and level of user), and our current audio/visual assessments built-in to our Internet-Based Rehab prototypes. PTSD-specific parameters are the focus of our scientific and technical efforts. Our multi-modal designs fulfills non-invasive tools requirements associated with providing important information regarding a warfighter's mental health status through detection and monitoring of biological patterns and/or signals (e.g. based on normal phone conversations and video-teleconferences) includes advanced hearing and listening screening and diagnoses inclusive of automated audio and/or video cuing, facial emotional monitoring, along with composite diagnostic scoring based upon solid scientific principles.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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